The women and girls we serve have diverse aspirations and developmental needs, spanning a wide range of industries and professions such as film, creative arts, music, law, finance, retail, leisure, photography, and many more. By leveraging their network connections and providing opportunities, we can empower them to achieve their goals and enhance their skills.
Our mentoring programme is an important part of our mission to empower women and girls. By pairing experienced leaders with mentees, we provide opportunities for personal and professional growth. Mentoring is a powerful tool for empowering individuals, and it can benefit both the mentor and the mentee. We hold the belief that leadership is a circular process and that individuals with experience have the ability to create more leaders. By using your power to empower women and girls in need, you have the potential to make a significant impact.
If you are interested in participating in our mentoring programme, we welcome you to apply on our website. We strive to match each mentee with a mentor who has relevant experience and expertise, and we make the application process easy and straightforward.
Once you submit your application form, we will promptly review it and respond within a few days. If we determine that you would be an excellent mentor, the following steps will take place:
If required, we will ask you to submit a DBS application.
Kindly note that the process of matching you with a mentee typically takes between 2 to 4 weeks, although it may occasionally take longer. We appreciate your patience during this time, as it enables us to create the most suitable match possible.
We provide an opportunity for personal and professional growth through access to FREE leadership development materials provided by Inspiring Leadership International.
All of our mentors will have access to the Virtual Learning Centre, which is our hub of personal and professional learning resources for staff, volunteers and beneficiaries.
The ‘Mentor Handbook’ course outlines everything that a volunteer would need to know about mentoring with the ILF. It includes information about the charity and its programmes, the mentor process, roles and responsibilities, safeguarding and mentor supervision.
Mentors also have access to the course ‘Inspiring Leadership Compass: Mentoring Resources’. Our programmes use the 8 modules of the Compass as the basis of our curriculum and learning goals. These include topics such as health and wellbeing, resilience and personal brand. Included in this course are discussion questions, activities, book recommendations, articles and videos to support the mentoring sessions.
As a special ‘thank you’ to all of our volunteers, they will be enrolled in the course ‘Inspiring Leadership Academy Presents…’. This contains free professional development materials including recordings of masterclasses delivered by world-class speakers, top tips and book summaries.
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